Winter Walks at Hever Castle and Gardens

  • 09 Nov 2020
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Winter Walks at Hever Castle & Gardens

27 December 2020 – 3 January 2021

Wrap up warm and blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk at Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent. The historic castle is open daily from 27 December – 3 January for those looking for some fresh air and green space after Christmas.

Take a stroll in 125 acres of open space where the warm red bark of the Redwood trees glows against the winter sky and winter berries glisten in the frost. Hever’s yew topiary looks fantastic with a covering of snow or frost and the majestic hellebores nod gracefully in the winter sun.

The Winter Garden will be in full bloom with intoxicating scents of Daphne and Viburnum filling the air while the fiery reds, oranges and yellows of brightly coloured Dogwood stems lift the spirits. Energetic visitors can bring their wellies and take an exhilarating walk around the Lake. Keep your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife and waterfowl whose footprints can be spotted in the snow and frost.

Keep the Christmas spirit going with the last chance to visit Neverland with our Peter Pan themed Christmas trail in the grounds or see the beautiful decorations and twinkling lights in the Castle and warm up by cosy log fires (subject to government regulations).

Take a ride on the carousel or enjoy vintage fairground stalls (£1 per go) – subject to government regulations.

There’s a wide selection of sale goods in the gift shop for bargain hunters and the restaurant will have seasonal meals and refreshments on the menu (subject to government regulations).

Those looking to extend the festive season a little longer can book an overnight stay or short break in Hever’s 5* luxury Bed & Breakfast (subject to availability; closed 3 to 7 January, and from then onwards open on select dates). 

Hever Castle has been awarded VisitEngland We’re Good to Go industry standard, confirming it is adhering to the Government’s COVID-19 guidance.

Measures in place at Hever Castle include pre-booked systems to restrict visitor numbers, one way systems to enable social distancing, additional cleaning of facilities, the use of Perspex shields and a cashless payment system. ​

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